item 962513 Scott 240 Zoom

Scott 240 mint XF BIG JUMBO LH 50c Columbian 1893 PFC Est $1,500

Scott 240 mint XF BIG JUMBO LH 50c Columbian 1893 PFC Est $1,500

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Product Description


Scott 240, 50c "Recall of Columbus," Columbian Exposition commemorative issue, 1893. Mint single, original gum, extremely lightly hinged (bare trace.)  Fresh and choice gem with HUGE margins (as large as they get on this issue!)  1997 Philatelic Foundation certificate.   Fresh and choice gem, sound in all respects.

The 50c denomination is one of the most difficult Columbians to obtain in choice condition, and also a very difficult stamp to find with jumbo margins.  Although I believe this would only grade 90J on PSE's scale (est SMQ = $1,050), the "J" in this case should be a "JJJ" because of the side-to-side dimensions. 

For comparison, this stamp (not nearly as large, not as well-centered) received a regular "90" grade from PSE and sold (Siegel sale 959, 2008) for $805.  No 50c Columbian in the extensive Siegel database was found with margins this wide (any grade, any gum condition.)  A magnificent stamp for the Columbian connoisseur!

2014 Scott Specialized catalog value: $500+
PSE SMQ value (90J): $1,050 (est)
Estimated cash value: $1,000-$1,500+

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 962513
Condition Mint - LH
Centering XF
Certificate PFC
Characteristic Jumbo

Extension/Expertization Policy

Expertization/Extension Policy

Any uncertified (single) stamp that I sell may be placed on "extension" while a certificate of expertization is obtained. In addition, stamps with existing certificates issued prior to January 1, 2015 may be placed on extension for a new certificate. Individual stamps from a larger lot may not be placed on extension, unless prior approval has been obtained. The following procedure must be followed for all extensions:

  • All lots must be paid for in advance and the lot will ship once payment clears. Upon receipt, please examine the item. If you agree with my description but want a certificate, then...
  • You must notify me (preferably at time of purchase) that you are requesting a certificate and we must agree on a 3rd party service (APEX, PF, PSAG and PSE are acceptable) to do the certification. This notification must occur within 7 days of receipt but in no event later than 30 days from the purchase date. The item must be submitted within 7 days of receipt, but in no event later than 30 days from the sale.
  • You submit the item as the rightful owner and pay any certification and postage costs required at that time.
  • If the item comes back with an opinion stating "not genuine", with a different identification (different Scott number), or with faults not originally described, you may return the lot and I will reimburse your purchase price plus the cost of the certificate (up to 20% of the purchase price or $100, whichever is lower). The stamp must not be marked in any way, and must be returned in the original condition (not encapsulated). Express service premiums are not reimbursable. Certificate costs are not refundable if the service cannot render an opinion, or if a graded certificate disagrees with any statement regarding grade or estimated grade.
  • Upon receipt of the returned stamp and certificate, I will credit your account (as defined in (4) above) within 24 hours. You can leave the money on account to apply toward future purchases, or request a refund, in which case funds will be sent within 2 business days.

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